Is 5 Acres Enough To Homestead?
Steel Raven Farms
Before you can answer the question of if 5 acres if enough, first you need to ask a bunch of questions.
Do you want to be totally self sufficient? Is this a hobby? Are you supplementing your income? Why do you want to homestead?
When you can answer those questions you can start crafting your goals.
Most people only need a 200 sq ft per person garden to feed themselves for a year.
That's not really a ton of space when you are talking about having 5 acres.
Livestock can take up more space, time and money on the homestead.
So be careful adding them.
Keep your projects small until you get a handle on what you are doing.
As you get more comfortable and confident, add more to the homestead. But aways remember, homesteading is a spirit, not land.
Homesteading on 5 acres or less is totally doable, but I will say it again and again. Set your goals, prioritize them, and get your plan in motion.
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